Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does Staging generally cost?
Typically, anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a small property with a majority of usable items up to a few thousand dollars for a vacant home in need of furniture and accessories. Expect to invest between 1% -3% of the homes list price.
Pastiche Home Style can work within a reasonable budget to get the results you need to help you sell your home. Whether you prefer to do it yourself or want us to handle everything. We offer several options to meet your needs.
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2. Why stage a “Vacant” home? Aren’t they buying the house and not the stuff?
Actually, the problem with vacant homes is they tend to be too sterile and cold. Many buyers cannot visualize where to place furniture or figure out what size furniture will fit a space. For example, many people will question what size bed they can fit in a room. Professional Stagers can help to highlight the best features your home has to offer and downplay any problem areas.
3. Does having my home staged guarantee that my home will sell?
Staging doesn’t guarantee that your home will sell, but it does give it a much better chance! When you put your home on the market, you’ve entered it into a beauty contest. The most attractive homes are the most desirable and usually, sell the fastest. Staging by Pastiche Home Style will maximize the homes appeal to as many buyers as possible.
4. What is included when you stage my home?
Everything that is included in your staging package will be clearly defined in our contract. Each project is different, depending on the budget and other parameters determined during our first meeting. Generally speaking, for a full-service package, all furniture, accessories, artwork, plants, bedding, window dressings used to accentuate your home are addressed. All of the labor to install (and remove) the furnishings and accessories will be presented in the contract. Other services, such as furniture rental, painting, cleaning, and landscaping can be arranged as well for an additional fee. Please call 302-521-0036 with specific questions.
5. Is it too late to stage my home if it’s already been on the market for some time?
NO! It’s never too late. Many homeowners finally decide to try staging after their home has sat on the market for many months with no interest. Of course, earlier is better, both in terms of saving months of inconveniences and expenses and usually prevents price reductions as well. However, after staging, ask your agent to re-photograph your property for advertising. Your agent can also hold an open house to show-off your newly staged home. A staged home will generate new interest and can be presented as “Updated”, “Beautifully Decorated” or even “Renovated” if appliances, fixtures or cabinets have been replaced or repainted.
6. Will I have to buy or rent accessories to make my homes interior look good for selling?
This is a relative question. The need for this arises when your home is sparsely furnished or utterly outdated. Even furniture in poor condition can be updated by standard slipcovers, pillows and throws. Staging can be very cost friendly. The first step of Home Staging is to utilize what the homeowner already has. Sometimes, it is recommended you buy/rent furniture that is a better fit for the room. For example, if a sofa is too large for the space the room will appear too small and crowded.